A group of 6 "young adults" in their 70's
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 2, 2012 7:34 PM Last Post By: eclectictraveller
May 29, 2012 8:23 PM
A group of 6 "young adults" in their 70'sHello,
I will appreciate any suggestion or recommendation for a group of 6 adventurers aged 70 +...
who will be vacationing 4 days in Vancouver BC (before taking a cruise to Alaska) by mid June.
Where to go? Things to do? considering they do not walk to much, shopt to much, love to eat
well and enjoy fantastic views as well as nature & wild life... what about the weather forecast in mid june?
I am the designated driver (tour guide). Help please !!!
Thanks in advance
May 30, 2012 2:47 AM
May 30, 2012 7:25 AM
2Hi, I haven't been to Vancouver, but I suggest taking the ferry over to Victoria and checking it out as it is very beautiful. You could then drive up the coast of the island to Tofino and stop at Cathedral Grove enroute. It is about a 5 hour drive so you may want to stay somewhere near there. Or check out the West Coast Trails as part of the Pacific Rim National Park. Could do a little sightseeing and walking, obviously no long hikes though.
May 30, 2012 7:28 AM
May 31, 2012 2:11 AM
4Off the top of my head...
--The Van Dusen Gardens--50 or so acres of absolutely gorgeous gardens, not far from downtown.
--Ride the Seabus (part of the public transit system) from downtown Vancouver to the North Shore--a spectacular little cruise for the price of a bus ticket.
- Chinatown is fascinating--a little trip to Asia. Also check out the "new" Chinatown in Richmond not far from the airport.
- Granville Island Public Market is often very busy--but a must. Try to arrive early morning or go around 5 p.m. As well as the market, there are artisanal shops, restaurants, and theatre. Buy some fish and chips, sit outside and watch the water traffic. From there you can take a tiny ferry back to downtown or along to the Vancouver Museum
- The Museum of Anthropology is spectacular, both in its setting and architecture. Inside you'll find a magnificent collection of North West Coast art, totems, etc.
May 31, 2012 4:46 PM
5I definitely agree with the last poster. I would go check out Stanley park, and venture a bit on the seawall and along English bay.
June weather is not always fabulous. In Vancouver we are very used to sudden weather changes at any moment, you can go from gorgeous sun and hot temperatures to cold and rainy in a matter of 30 minutes. Definitely prepare for rain, but I hope for you guys it is beautiful! When it isn't raining it is a really spectacular city.
You can also check out grouse mountain for some good views.
Jun 2, 2012 12:03 AM
Jun 2, 2012 1:47 AM
Jun 2, 2012 7:34 PM
8I would agree- you need a whole day in Stanley Park: Vancouver Aquarium(my fav thing is to watch the otters), gardens, sea-wall, feed the ducks(or general birding), even rent bikes! Book tickets on-line to see Bard on the Beach one night(Shakespeare under a tent with the mountains as a back-drop); Granville Island and the little ferries of False Bay; go to the north shore and take the Skyride gondola for a spectacular view of the city and the valley or visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge; a visit to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a good introduction to First Nations of the West Coast before heading to Alaska.
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